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Blogs Podcasts Wikis


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This presentation gives an overview of blogs, podcasts and wiki. It's target audience is K-12 teachers.

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Blogs Podcasts Wikis

  1. 1. Blogs, Podcasts, and Wiki’s Oh My!
  2. 2. Who We Are Paty Savage The Schultz Center for Teaching And Leadership Duval County Public Schools
  3. 3. Topics: <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Other Web 2.0 tools </li></ul><ul><li>Uses in teaching </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Web 2.0?
  5. 5. Web Definition <ul><li>Web 2.0 is a term describing the trend in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Examples of Web 2.0 tools <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki’s </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Video sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Sharing </li></ul>
  7. 8. Blogs!
  8. 9. Who Blogs? <ul><li>Millions of Internet Users </li></ul><ul><li>10% of Internet Users in U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Young Internet Users </li></ul>
  9. 10. What Does It Mean? <ul><li>Not everyone is Perez Hilton! </li></ul><ul><li>Most blogs are for friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Nano-audiences </li></ul>
  10. 11. Uses for Blogs <ul><li>Teacher Use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher webpage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructional tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom news for parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student Use: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflective or writing journals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactivity with other students </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Teachers Who Blog: <ul><li>Cedar Hills Gifted Gab </li></ul><ul><li>Florida Teens Read </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching Chronicles </li></ul><ul><li>Once Upon a Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Ross’s Second Grade </li></ul><ul><li>A Not So Different Place </li></ul><ul><li>Curious Kindergartner s </li></ul>
  12. 13. Blogging Resources <ul><li>Blogs in Education </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers First – Gated Blogs for the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Steps Toward a Successful Classroom Blog </li></ul><ul><li>What’s the Scoop? </li></ul><ul><li>A Practical Guide to Blogging </li></ul>
  13. 14. Blogging Services <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><li>Typepad </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Edublogs </li></ul>
  14. 15. Podcasts!
  15. 16. What is a Podcast? <ul><li>Audio file </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced podcast (Apple) </li></ul><ul><li>Video podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Subscriptions (RSS) </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregator (iTunes, Odeo, etc.) </li></ul>
  16. 17. Portable Players <ul><li>iPod by Apple </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shuffle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nano </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video iPod </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MP3 Players </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sandisk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phillips </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. Podcasting in Education <ul><li>Music and pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Video podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of visual content </li></ul><ul><li>Extend the school day </li></ul><ul><li>Learning styles </li></ul>                                                            
  18. 19. <ul><li>Hotlist on Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Exploiting the educational potential of podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts in Education </li></ul>Podcasting in the Classroom
  19. 20. Why Podcast? <ul><li>Why not? </li></ul><ul><li>Promote and use personalized learning </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-curricular activity </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative teaching approaches </li></ul>
  20. 21. Higher Order Thinking Skills <ul><li>Collecting, analyzing information </li></ul><ul><li>Planning – story boarding </li></ul><ul><li>Script writing </li></ul><ul><li>Recording </li></ul><ul><li>Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting information </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing information/publishing </li></ul>
  21. 22. Basic How To’s: <ul><li>Record audio (Audacity, Windows Sound Recorder, Apple’s Garage Band) </li></ul><ul><li>Edit audio </li></ul><ul><li>Add jingle </li></ul><ul><li>Export to mp3 format </li></ul><ul><li>Add to RSS server </li></ul><ul><li>Submit to iTunes or other </li></ul><ul><li>Have listeners subscribe </li></ul>
  22. 23. Examples of Podcasts Very Interesting Volcanoes
  23. 24. Wiki’s, Oh My!
  24. 25. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>Wiki is a type of webpage where users visiting the web pages can make modifications to the content of the pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Good web-based explanation </li></ul><ul><li>History of Wiki at Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki’s in Education </li></ul>
  25. 26. Comparison – Wiki’s and Web Pages
  26. 27. Wiki “Farms” <ul><li>Places that host wiki’s </li></ul><ul><li>Pages can be locked or not </li></ul><ul><li>No programming required </li></ul><ul><li>Many have a WYSIWYG editor </li></ul><ul><li>Wet Paint </li></ul><ul><li>PB Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Spaces </li></ul>
  27. 28. Some Examples of Wiki’s <ul><li>Psychology Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>World Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Celtic Football Club </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Fido </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Books </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Quotes </li></ul>
  28. 29. Wiki’s in Education <ul><li>Used in higher education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative book writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vigilance and ownership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary of uses </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki on the topic </li></ul><ul><li>Good article at Tech Learning </li></ul>
  29. 30. Next Steps <ul><li>Start a wiki and invite your colleagues to contribute </li></ul><ul><li>Start your own blog, or add a comment on a blog </li></ul><ul><li>Get used to interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Create a podcast and add it to your blog or wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Submit your podcast to iTunes </li></ul>
  30. 31. Questions?